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Old 30-11-2017, 11:54 AM
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Well I made my decision and I bought 4 NextBase units from Halfords. I bought myself a 512 and each of my kids a 212. Of course I needed SD cars but I bought those ( SanDisk) from Asda.

The main reason I used Halfords is that the store is very 'handy' and I get 10% discount. I couldn't get the ones Paul or Mike have from Halfords and I don't want issues with online sales if I have problems.

Jimbo - I'll report back on the 'parking mode' problem. That did concern me but I may disable that - it's accidents whilst driving that I mainly bought them for. I have heard of many incidents where a camera would have (or has been) very useful.

Two incidents have happened to me whilst I've been making my mind up - an old guy in a Volvo estate just pulled straight out in front of me (in my Xtrail) because he thought I was turning! I can only assume because I was driving slowly (dangerous junction and had it happen a few times) he assumed (no signal!) that I was turning left. Secondly someone waiting to pull out of a side turning on my right waited until I was right at the junction and then pulled out. It was a dual carriageway and I was in the right hand lane, filtered for a fork in the road 20 yds away. I swerved to the left lane (empty) and as I looked at the car it had a 'P' plate on the bonnet. That was a close call.
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Old 30-11-2017, 12:10 PM
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Jimbo, is this what your instructions say? (I printed instructions for reference).

7. Parking Mode
When Parking Mode has been turned on, the Dash Cam enters standby mode when the
12Vdc supply has been turned OFF (typically removing your ignition key).
The Dash Cam will also enter standby mode if no physical movement is detected for 5
minutes, this is designed to allow use of a permanent 12Vdc supply, i.e hard-wire kit.
Should physical movement of the vehicle be detected, the Dash Cam will power on and
start recording a 2 minute protected video. If no further physical movement is detected
then The Dash Cam will return to standby mode, if physical movement is detected
subsequently, then the camera will continue to record normally, i.e. driving once more.

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Default Setting: Off
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Been quite impressed with NexrBase customer service. Had a cheap 112 version for many years. Battery failed couple of weeks ago. Just stopped holding charge. It was well out side the warranty but contacted them anyway. They sent me a prepaid bag to send it back to them in. They had a look but couldn’t fix it so offered me a replacement at less than half price for being a loyal customer. Ok the camera is a base model and been superseded, but I got a new camera and full 12 month warranty. Can’t argue with that.

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Old 30-11-2017, 06:44 PM
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kind of.
the trouble is when in parking mode the opening and closing of the door triggers the parking mode emergency recording in protected mode.
once its finished a 2 min or whatever it is cycle it turns itself back to standby and isn't recording.

I've already set off before all this happens hence why i have issues with using it.
i think if you could supply 12v to it as soon as you unlock the door that would solve the problem as it switches the camera on normally when it gets 12v supply.
trouble is ive slammed the door shut before i turn on the ignition
the 512 is supposed to be the better camera so please let me know how you get on with it rob.

one more thing make sure you check the card contents once every few months.
mine went corrupt on me the other month and only found out when i checked the camera for some footage i wanted and it wasn't there
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Old 30-11-2017, 08:25 PM
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Just bought 2 of the Nextbase 512G's from Argos for Xmas for my 2 sons following the good internet reviews.
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kind of.
the trouble is when in parking mode the opening and closing of the door triggers the parking mode emergency recording in protected mode.
once its finished a 2 min or whatever it is cycle it turns itself back to standby and isn't recording.

I've already set off before all this happens hence why i have issues with using it.
i think if you could supply 12v to it as soon as you unlock the door that would solve the problem as it switches the camera on normally when it gets 12v supply.
trouble is ive slammed the door shut before i turn on the ignition
the 512 is supposed to be the better camera so please let me know how you get on with it rob.

one more thing make sure you check the card contents once every few months.
mine went corrupt on me the other month and only found out when i checked the camera for some footage i wanted and it wasn't there
Jimbo I think your's is faulty. I have 'turned on' my parking mode and accepted the default sensitivity of Medium. Depending on how hard I shut the door it will switch on as your's does but mine keeps recording after the 2 mins. The 2 min recording started by the 'shock' is locked for future reference (in case it was a 'shunt') but the rest is not (as you would expect).

Have you tried updating the firmware?

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Just bought 2 of the Nextbase 512G's from Argos for Xmas for my 2 sons following the good internet reviews.
It seems ok so far but I only bought a 16GB SD card and they only save about 30 mins of recording before overwriting. Not a major problem.

As usual with these things at my age it takes a little while to fully understand everything and I always print the manual. However the defaults are such that you can just use it 'out of the box' once charged and you have downloaded the latest firmware.
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Old 06-12-2017, 04:43 PM
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cheers rob i will have to have another look at mine.
i just use it in its normal mode but i might try decreasing the sensitivity.
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